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Tasteful Friends: "The definition of sophisticated uptown living"

I have always wanted to see one of these front terraced apartments at the Eldorado. Today is the day. One hasn't sold in as long as records go back.

While there's definitely room for improvement, it doesn't disappoint. The French door/window setup in the main living area is a little awkward. Like the Madoff penthouse, it has the terrace and living rooms above and the bedrooms below. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about that kind of setup.

That master bedroom, that's a proper size.

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by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 3006/30/2020

I approve. With conditions.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 106/27/2020

Well. Those people certainly aren't afraid of patterns, are they?

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 206/27/2020

What is a "window assessment"?

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 306/27/2020

I have one word for it: Gaudy.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 406/27/2020

It looks like what would have happened if a troupe of circus clowns had invented the cell phone and bought the place, decorating it with their inimitable style.

Except for the morgue kitchen, which looks like you can pull bodies out of the cooler shelves and autopsy them on the stainless steel tables.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 506/27/2020

R3, there are "36 new windows" in the apartment. It's possible that windows were replaced throughout part or all of the building, the cost of which is being charged to all residents via a monthly assessment.

I like R5's "morgue" kitchen, actually. It looks like it was set up for professional caterers and chefs to do their thing, just like in a good dream I had the other night.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 606/27/2020

Gorgeous bones and rooms - although the decor is ridiculous (but easily changed).

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 706/27/2020

Agree with most of what's been said, but love the St. Charles kitchen, an update on the originals from buildings of that era.

The stairs seem immovable and waste a lot of space. The rest of the decor is nightmarish but it's fixable.

What's not? There are no servant's quarters. It's too much to take care of with only day help.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 806/27/2020

Isn't this Bette Midler's apartment? Did anyone else see that somewhere?

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 906/30/2020

Master Bedroom??? Sorry, CANCELED!!

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1006/30/2020

Here is the link to Bette's NYC condo.

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by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1106/30/2020

Can you just imagine how much the taxes and other assessments on this property are about to jump to make up the budget shortfalls.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1206/30/2020

What a waste of a good terrace.

Although I would much rather be out there than inside the place.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1306/30/2020

The blue bedroom is nice.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1406/30/2020

This is the type of apartment that I, as a young gayling, dreamed I would eventually marry into. I hate my life.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1506/30/2020

Bye, bye wallpaper.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1606/30/2020

Does anyone know who did the mural in the lobby? I tried but I can't find it online.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1706/30/2020

This is why I keep coming back to The Data Lounge. I love these threads. It's a magnificent duplex. Great space...magnificent views. The decor gave me a headache. Can you imagine have a few pops and sitting next to those statues with the sunbursts behind them? They would start talking to you! Or try having a few drinks before dinner in that dining room! The balls on that wallpaper would never stop spinning. And as for the kitchen. I cannot imagine wiping every surface 75x's a day in there to keep the smudges at bay.

But I do love the bedroom dedicated to Napoleon. Can you imagine that as you St. Helena?

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1806/30/2020

layout-wise it feels small and boxy - all of those GRAND apartments do. And the current decor is not doing it any favors especially at close to $20,000,000.

The luxury market was tanking right before COVID. Things have gotten considerably worse since then. I think this one is going to see a little price reduction.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 1906/30/2020

It’s sumptuous. Love everything about it.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2006/30/2020

That living room is just bizarre, but in a good way. With some magic mushrooms that apartment could be Wonderland or lead you to Narnia with the wardrobe between those two statues in the living room.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2106/30/2020

I like it and am surprised that I do. Emery Roth isn't a favorite architect because his plans lack the logic and sense of progression that I like, and he just let's things fall as they may sometimes in terms of plan and finish details. Upside down with bedroom floor below...I can live with that no problem, but the plan is this case is better than most of his that I've seen, a bit odd, but it would make sense on the ground I think.

Entry halls are important and this one is...odd, with the stair in the center like a cruise ship. It's not an unattractive space so much as it's a very odd entry, more back of house than front of house. The living room and sitting room are very nice, and what's not to like about all the beautiful bronze windows. (I even like the odd Rajistani sort of wallpaper, or enough to live with it for a while at least.) The huge main bedroom is too vast but I like it, except for the odd spacing of the pier with the beam above, two bays on one side and three on the other. The library made at the base of the stairs on the bedroom floor is a nice touch, the blue bedroom is nice, and I especially like the den (which doesn't look promising on plan.)

The morgue kitchen as R5 aptly described it is off-putting, not for any creepiness factor but for being ugly as sin and rather cheap and modular (though I'm sure not.) But buyers should expect to change kitchens. Seven bathrooms is a little absurd for a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment, but the couple of examples have nothing to complain about.

The terrace is lovely. I like the size which is perfect for small groups of people (disappointing for corporate entertaining I suppose.) And the apartment is at a good position vertically, not so high as to be too wind-whipped and too removed from the city below. It's a gorgeous view. I wish the dining room and the den (and maybe some other spaces?) didn't have those ugly bulkheads for HVAC I assume. They kind of fit given that there are original models for them in the expressed ceiling beans, but they are ugly when not properly placed and sized and proportioned. Emery Roth's apartments always look too low-ceilinged, and this one is saved on that count, just, by the ample windows and natural light.

My grumblings are fairly few, really, and I like the place far more than expected. More than anything for me its huge size and hugely unaffordable price just remove it from something to lust over too much. I always fall hardest for the more or less just beyond reach (or not absurdly out of reach) places and this one overreaches, but it's a fine apartment.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2206/30/2020

Kudos to the owners for having the balls to make some bold choices. Good for them. Whether others like the decor is irrelevant. If you are spending this kind of money on a residence, any potential buyer is going to want to redo everything anyway. The current owner's choices in art and decor show a very independent and individualistic point of view. I'd love to know who owns this and see some of their other life choices. They obviously don't live a buttoned-down Wall Street broker existence.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2306/30/2020

I love it. Decor is very bold and it's "a lot" - love some if it, hate some of it. Love that blue bedroom and the library nook. Most of my "hate" is reserved for the wall paper, yet I like that striped TV room much to my surprise. Overall, the space is just wonderful. As is always said, if you can afford this place, you can afford to have it decorated to your taste.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2406/30/2020

Why is there a shower curtain in the bathroom??

Why??

And the rest is tacky.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2506/30/2020

It’s absolutely hideous but the worst part is that it is NYC.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2606/30/2020

That BABY painting! Argh, the stuff of nightmares! How do they sleep with that baby in the place?

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2706/30/2020

I was about to ask, R27, if the baby painting came with the place. I can't imagine it anywhere else in the world.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2806/30/2020

The master bedroom has two bathrooms. That's the peak of civilization.

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 2906/30/2020

The baby Chucky painting is unforgivable.

I don't think they have enough... cushions...

by Ruth Madoff: Living on $1.9 M in Connecticutreply 3006/30/2020
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